Hi, I am a newcomer to crossfit, and I noticed that overhead squats seem to be a pretty important crossfit exercise. I had never done an overhead squat before, so I decided to practice the form/movement. When finding the optimum grip position by doing shoulder dislocates, I noticed that I need a very wide grip. Using this grip and attempting to do the squat motion, the whole thing feels out of whack. It seems as though I am unable to sit back enough, unable to maintain the bar in the vertical plane with my heels, and I am pretty sure I am arching my lower back too much. I’m thinking that I might just be tight and need to work on mobility in my shoulders, and/or hips. Does anyone have any tips or hints? Similar experiences? Thanks!
I would say first off, video yourself in the movement and post in the Video thread. That way some of the more experienced guys can give you their thoughts. But as others have already pointed out….If your air squat sucks, then that is where you start. It took me a good year before my OHS was decent. (not good, just decent).